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Conference presentation - Gender quota implementation in the 2016 Samoan election - 1-3 APR 2016

Baker, Kerryn


The under-representation of women in politics is a global issue, but it is particularly acute in the Pacific Islands region. Pacific states are routinely found at the bottom of the league tables on women�s representation; overall, just one in 20 Pacific parliamentarians are women. The relative absence of women from Pacific legislatures speaks to broader debates around democratic legitimacy and gender equality in the region. One method to increase women�s representation is through the use of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of The Australian Association for Pacific Studies


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